Song of the Week
Song: Sinking Deep by Hillsong Young & Free
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“15 Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge,”– Joshua 3:15 NIV
Let me tell you a story.
There was once a woman who walked to the bank near her place. On the way there, she tripped and scraped her knee. She sat there for half an hour, trying to get back on her feet.
Once she felt better, she got back up on her feet. Around the corner of the store, she noticed the red and blue flashing lights. There were policemen and paramedics.
She asked a policeman what had happened there. He replied,” There was robbery 20 minutes ago and the robbers had guns. They shot everyone on sight. Luckily, no one died. The culprits are already at the station, so, don’t worry about him.” He gave a nod.
Of course, this story is fictional and if it correlates with a real story it is coincidental. Yet, I’m sure you’ve heard of at least one true story about close shaves.
You might even have one in your past.
The woman in the story had a bad fall to keep her from getting trapped in the bank while the robbery was taking place. If she had been there, she might have been the one death. Who knows?
In the stories you’ve heard or the ones that involved you, things could have been a lot worse.
In both of these, it is clear that her initial inconveniences or set back pale in comparison to the possibility of what could have happened.
The Way God Moves
God likes to do things the hard way.
I’ll be very upfront with you and I’ll reiterate that again.
God likes to do things the hard way.
This isn’t the first time I wrote about this and that’s because it is a prominent truth in life and in Scripture.
The thing you need to internalize is that God makes life difficult for very specific reasons.
If God took away this project from your business, then a better one is on the way if you work for it.
If God stopped you from seeing someone you thought you had a bright future with, then there is another better.
If God made your tires go flat, then praise Him for keeping you safe from whatever that is in front.
God uses setbacks to make sure we don’t get into bigger trouble.
Trouble is inevitable, so God does things to make them better.
Everyone is going through something hard in at least one aspect of your life. Everyone always is. There will always be emotional crises going on. And if there is, it’s on the way.
“It seems like you are either moving into a storm, are in the middle of a storm, or just coming out of a storm.”– Bruce Vernon, Pastor of Vineyard Community Church of Logansport, Indiana
There will always be something that’s a pain in the butt. What we take out of it is what makes up better than the person we were the day before.
We need to be a better you than before.
Call to Action
How to be a better you? Internalize this fact that we all go through troubles for very specific reasons. Only through this, we will lead a purposeful life.
If God leads me into the valleys, He will lead me out.
Do this mindfulness activity: Tell yourself 30 times every morning when you wake up that whatever that has gone wrong is going in the direction that God has intended. Then tell yourself that God will make things turn for the better.
God bless you and remember to believe that God will do wonders.
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